St. Albans Resident Receives Award from William Woods University

Deborah A. Weedman received the Green Owl Award from William Woods University during Alumni Weekend April 21-23. Weedman and her husband, Todd Haglund, live in St. Albans, Mo.

Green Owl Awards were first presented in 1961. They honor those alumni who have given years of service to the alumni association and the university.

A 1977 graduate of William Woods, with a B.S. in paralegal studies, Weedman earned a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas in 1982.

She worked in private practice until she joined the legal department of Apex Oil Company in St. Louis, Mo., in 1990. Her specialties were business law and real estate (commercial and residential development).

Weedman is affiliated with the American Bar Association, Missouri Bar and St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association.

She is member of the St. Albans Homeowners Advisory Board and she taught Junior Achievement for three years at the local elementary school.

Weedman has always been supportive of William Woods, but in 2002 she stepped up to fulfill an unexpired term on the alumni board. Her first accomplishment was reorganizing the alumni weekend golf tournament, including securing golf sponsors, prize donations and personally contributing golf caps, golf towels and hundreds of dollars in golf prizes.

In addition, she and her husband have organized and hosted a St. Louis alumni gathering in St. Albans.

Most recently Weedman volunteered to participate in the alumni speakers series. She organized the schedules of three alumni practicing attorneys, who collectively presented to students views of corporate, private and federal law practices.